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Huffington Post: Republicans on Track to Gain Senate Majority


This year's election map leaves Democrats largely on the defense.

Republicans are on the verge of gaining eight seats in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday — perhaps more that that — according to the Huffington Post's polling data.

Right now Democrats hold a 55-seat majority, including support from two Independents, the Post said; therefore the GOP needs to take additional six seats in the Senate to gain a majority, given Vice President Joe Biden would break a 50-50 tie in favor of the Democrats, the Post added.

But the latest HuffPost Pollster forecast — which evaluates data from every publicly released poll on the 2014 Senate race — gives Republicans a 75 percent chance to take control of the Senate, as of Sunday afternoon.

More from the Huffington Post:

This year's election map leaves Democrats largely on the defense. While Republicans currently hold 15 of the seats up for grabs this cycle — only three of which look competitive — Democrats are fighting to hold the other 21 seats, which include a significant number in traditionally Republican states that were won during the left-leaning 2008 cycle.

You can read the entire Huffington Post article here.

As you might expect, other polls indicate a different feeling among voters. According to the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before the election, 46 percent of likely voters prefer a Republican-controlled Congress while 45 percent desire Democrats to maintain control:

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